Major Taliban Leader Arrested; Cheney Pakistan Trip Credited

PAKISTAN

Major Taliban Leader Arrested; Cheney Pakistan Trip Credited

The reported arrest of at least one top Taliban leader in Quetta, Pakistan may be the first sign that Vice President Dick Cheney's trip there this week worked. (ABC News)

Blast in Pakistan Kills at Least 2 and Wounds a Judge

A bicycle bomb exploded near a flyover in the central Pakistani city of Multan on Friday, killing two policemen and wounding several including a anti-terrorism judge, police and officials said. (Reuters)

Analysis: Talibanization Takes Root in Pakistan

Barbers are too scared to shave their customers' chins. Alleged thieves are paraded before jeering crowds. People suspected of spying for Americans are found beheaded. (AP)

IRAQ

Sunni Group Claims Kidnap of 18 Iraqis

An al-Qaeda-linked Sunni group claimed Friday that it kidnapped 18 government workers and soldiers in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Sunni woman by members of the Shiite-dominated police force. (AP)

Iraq: U.S. Marine Dies in Anbar Province

An American Marine died in combat in Iraq's western Anbar province, the U.S. military said Friday. (AP)

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,163

As of Thursday, March 1, 2007, at least 3,163 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. (AP)

An Unforeseen Cost of War

Thousands of Veterans Are Returning From War With Traumatic Brain Injuries. (ABC News)

Full Coverage: To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports (ABC News)

HYDROGEN BOMB

U.S. To Develop New Hydrogen Bomb

The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned. (L.A. Times)

ETHIOPIA

15 Tourists Said Kidnapped in Ethiopia

Fifteen French and British tourists were kidnapped in the remote desert of northern Ethiopia, one of the hottest and most inhospitable areas in the world, local sources said. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Allied Convoy in Afghanistan Struck by Blasts

A convoy carrying Western troops was struck by at least three blasts on Friday as it passed through a Taliban-riddled province in southern Afghanistan, witnesses said. (Reuters)

GUANTANAMO

Australian Terror Suspect Charged after Five Years at Guantánamo Bay

A U.S. military judge has charged an Australian who has been in custody at Guantánamo Bay for five years without a trial with "providing material support for terrorism," in a case that has attracted international attention and become a delicate political issue for the government of Prime Minister John Howard. (International Herald Tribune)

SPAIN

Three Arrested in 2004 Madrid Attacks

Spanish authorities have arrested three additional suspects of the Al-Qaida-linked terrorist attacks in Madrid three years ago. (Times of India)

PRINCESS DIANA INQUEST

Fayed Wins A Jury For Diana Inquest

High court rules that jury will sit at inquest into death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. (The Guardian)

U.S.

DOJ: Crooked Congressman Reports to Prison

From a U.S. Department of Justice press release: "On March 1, 2007, at approximately 10:22 A.M., Robert W. Ney, Register Number 28882-016, surrendered to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Morgantown, West Virginia, for service of his federal sentence…" (ABC News)

Dial E for Extortion? Accused D.C. 'Madam' May Sell Phone Records

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